What does STEM look like for kindergarten age kids?  Well, it’s simply a lot of exploring, testing, observing, and most importantly… doing!  STEM for kindergarten is about taking simple science experiments and exploring them farther so that kids are drawing their own conclusions.  These fun and easy STEM activities for kindergarten are sure to excite and engage young kids!

AWESOME STEM ACTIVITIES FOR KINDERGARTEN

Early Elementary STEM projects for kindergarten and 1st grade age kids. Hints and tips for setting up STEM projects for young kids.

KINDERGARTEN STEM

WHAT IS STEM IN KINDERGARTEN?

STEM for kindergarten is an introduction to the wonderful world around them.  Kids of this age are understanding more, beginning with literacy and numeracy, and exploring why things do what they do.  Kids will often have questions and are thinking a bit more outside the box. They want to test out their ideas, plan new ideas, and figure out why their ideas worked or didn’t work.  That is the process of STEM learning!

What is STEM? STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and math.

STEM is important in kindergarten because STEM is everywhere! Just look around.   From the buildings you see in town, the bridges that connect places, the computers we use, the software programs that go with them, and to the air we breathe, STEM is what makes it all possible! We need kids to know STEM, to feel comfortable with STEM, and to practice STEM everyday.

STEM sounds expensive, but it really isn’t. Check out how you can set up easy STEM project ideas at home or in the classroom below with a small budget. STEM should be accessible to everyone!

Kids are naturally curious and once you have piqued their curiosity, you have also turned on their observation skills, critical thinking skills, and experimenting skills. They naturally want to know more,  go one step further, and explore something that’s new to them.

Our kindergarten STEM activities do just that! They offer room for play and exploration without tonnes of adult-led directions. Kids will naturally start to pick up on the simple science concepts presented just through having a fun conversation about it with you!

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KINDERGARTEN STEM PROJECT IDEAS

Looking for fun STEM projects for kindergarten to fit in with a theme or holiday?  Our STEM activities can be easily changed up by using different materials and colors to fit a season or holiday.

Check out our STEM projects for all the major holidays/ seasons below. 

THE BEST STEM ACTIVITIES FOR KINDERGARTEN

SCIENCE

Simple science activities and experiments are some of our very first explorations! We have so many favorites to share.

5 SENSES

CHEMISTRY EXPERIMENTS

FIZZING EXPERIMENTS

5 Senses for Preschool ScienceChemistry is cool and we have the coolest chemistry activities for kids to share with you. Just like our awesome physics activities, we decided we needed to put together a chemistry experiments checklist for you. Don't miss a single experiment because each one is totally unique and yes, very cool too. We love homemade science.Fizzing science experiments chemistry activities for kids STEM

GEOLOGY

KITCHEN SCIENCE

NATURE

Explore geology for kids including the rock and growing crystals! Easy to set up kitchen science experiments and activities using common kitchen supplies. perfect for both home science and classroom science projects, these kitchen science activities are great for hands on learning ideas. Explore science in the kitchen with chemical reactions, candy science, edible slime, salt crystals, liquid density and more! Experiments for preschool science, kindergarten science, and early elementary science.Outdoor Nature Science Activities for Kids. Practical outdoor science ideas for kids.

OCEAN

PHYSIC EXPERIMENTS

PLANTS

Easy and fun ocean activities for kids simple physics activities for kidsPlant activities for preschool science and spring STEM

SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS

SCIENCE IN A JAR

STEM activities for kids. The best resource for science activities and STEM challenges you will ever need. We have everything science including chemistry and physics for kids for ages 3-9. We even have slime science and homemade slime recipes. Simple and easy kids science experiments that make for fun science activities kids can't get enough of!Try science in a jar with these simple mason jar science activities that include cloud models, homemade butter, and more!,

SLIME SCIENCE 

Learn how to set up science with slime and the science method including our favorite homemade slime recipes!

SPACE

WEATHER

Space Activities and MMoon Activities for Kids Science and STEMweather activities for preschool

WATER EXPERIMENTS

The 100 Days of Summer STEM continues with week 4: Water Science Activities. This week is all about water because water and summer science go together perfectly. Simple science activities that you can really pull off, are simple to set up, and kids love! What's better then that? Here, we love to do simple science and STEM activities all year long.

TECHNOLOGY 

ALGORITHM GAMES

LEGO CODING 

CHRISTMAS CODING GAMES

Printable algorithm coding game for kids. Screen free computer coding game teaches basics of sequence of actions. Build a base for computer science with a DIY coding game you can change around over and over again. LEGO Computer Coding

ENGINEERING 

STEM is inspired by the world around us.  Have you ever noticed all of the unique buildings, bridges, and structures that make up our communities? There are so many unique ways to build structures with STEM.

BUILDING ACTIVITIES

CUP TOWER CHALLENGE

EGG DROP PROJECT

Best Structure Building Activities to do with kids. Awesome engineering and kids STEM activities for building structures.100 cup tower challenge with free PDF printableegg drop ideas for kids to try

LEGO BUILDING IDEAS

LEPRECHAUN TRAP

MARBLE RUN

20 Lego Play Ideas Lego Science Lego Zip Line Lego GamesFind great ideas for making leprechaun trips this month! Learn how to make a leprechaun trap with easy ideas, tips, and suggestions.Build your own lego marble run for a fun and easy STEM activity.

POPSICLE STICK CATAPULT

RECYCLING STEM PROJECTS

SELF PROPELLED VEHICLES

popsicle stick catapultRecycled STEM activities and challenges for kids! Fun ways to use recycled items to come up with STEM activities you can do at home. Perfect for Earth Day STEM challenges. Have your kids design and engineer their own ideas from the recycling bin or from old items you have laying around the house. Little inventors will love STEM activities with cardboard boxes, plastic bottles, and odd parts. Set up an inventors box, put together a STEM kit or tinker tray filled with reusable STEM items for the young engineer.Building Vehicle STEM Activities for STEM activities and science activities that kids love!

KINDERGARTEN STEM… TRY TINKERING

Tinkering is a great way to get kids interested in engineering and inventing. Have kids draw and design plans for a new invention. Ask questions! What works well? What doesn’t work well? What could be different? What could you change?

A simple tinkering station we like to use includes:

  • straws
  • pipe cleaners
  • colored tape
  • popsicle sticks
  • rubber bands
  • string
  • recycled items

Also check out our dollar store engineering kit for kids!

THEME SCIENCE KITS

We also like to make holiday and seasonally themed tinker trays. Check out:

Dollar Store Engineering Kit for Kids STEM Activities Tinkering Tray

MATH

3D BUBBLE SHAPES

APPLE FRACTIONS

CANDY MATH

APPLE FRACTIONS PRINTABLECounting Candy Halloween Math Activity Leftover Candy-3

GEOBOARD

GEOMETRIC SHAPES

LEGO MATH CHALLENGES

Geo flower STEAM craft for kids and loom band activity perfect for Mother's Day.Geometric Shapes Activity for preschool and kindergarten math play. Simple invitation to explore geometry at home or in a classroom math center.Free LEGO math challenge cards for basic math skills!

PI GEOMETRY

PUMPKIN MATH

Pi activities circle math geometry STEAM activitiesMeasuring Pumpkins Math Activity Fall STEM

AWESOME STEM ACTIVITIES FOR KINDERGARTEN!

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